UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
WOODROW WILSON DEPARTMENT OF GOVERNMENT AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS

GFIR 321
Spring 1998
MW 1:00-1:50 PM
Clark Hall 147

Instructor:

Teaching Assistants:  

 
INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION
 
REQUIRED READINGS COURSE OBJECTIVES COURSE REQUIREMENTS

I. HISTORICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL DEVELOPMENT OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION

January 14 Introduction

January 19 Theory of IO

January 21 Early Efforts/League/PCIJ January 26 UN Establishment January 28 Regional Organizations II. CONSTITUTIONAL ASPECTS OF THE U.N. SYSTEM

February 2 U.N. Charter - U.N. structure and rules

February 4 Membership/Decision-making February 9 Domestic jurisdiction III. THE ROLES OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION

February 11 Peaceful settlement of disputes

February 16 Collective Security
February 18 February 23 Peacekeeping, Peacemaking? February 25 Arms control March 2 MIDTERM EXAMINATION
 
March 4 Adjudication and the World Court
March 16 March 18 Promotion of economic welfare March 23 International Organization Research

March 25
March 30 Promotion of economic welfare

INTERVIEW & DRAFT OF BRIEFING PAPER DUE: Monday, March 30

April 1 Promotion of social and humanitarian progress
April 6

April 8 Protection of the environment
April 13
BRIEFING PAPER DUE: Monday, April 13

IV. CONCLUSION 

April 20 IO: Problems and prospects
April 22

April 27 IN-CLASS SIMULATION

May 5 FINAL EXAMINATION: Tuesday, May 5, 1998 9:00 AM - Noon
 



 
 
 
DISCUSSION SECTION SCHEDULE
Includes schedule and subject matter of short quizzes
 
 

1. For the week of January 19-23
International Organization and International Society.

2. For the week of January 26-30
The Historical Evolution of International Organization

3. For the week of February 2-6
U.N. Structure
Quiz #1 - Bennett, 56-76

4. For the week of February 9-13
Constitutional Problems of International Organization
Quiz #2 - Bennett, 77-102; Roberts and Kingsbury, 104-124
 
5. For the week of February 16-20
Collective Security
Quiz #3 - Roberts and Kingsbury, 63-80; Weiss, Forsythe & Coate, 21-45
 
6. For the week of February 22-27
U.N. Use of Force

7. For the week of March 2-6
MIDTERM EXAMINATION - NO DISCUSSION SECTIONS
 
8. For the week of March 9-13
NO DISCUSSION SECTIONS - SPRING BREAK
 
9. For the week of March 16-20
The World Court
Quiz #4 - Bennett, 186-202; Roberts and Kingsbury, 384-419; Weiss, Forsythe & Coate, 180-97

10. For the week of March 23-27
Economic Welfare
Quiz #5 - Bennett, 288-320, Roberts and Kingsbury, 297-326; Weiss, Forsythe & Coate, 201-223
 
11. For the week of March 30-April 3
Social and Humanitarian Progress
Quiz #6 - Roberts and Kingsbury, 240-296; Weiss, Forsythe & Coate, 123-145
 
12. For the week of April 6-10
The Environment
Quiz #7 - Roberts and Kingsbury, 327-383; Weiss, Forsythe & Coate, 224-245
 
13. For the week of April 13-17
The Future of International Organization

14. For the week of April 20-24
Final examination preparation
 
 
 
 

VITAL DATES:
Tuesday, February 24 - Last day to drop class
Monday, March 2 - Mid-term examination
Monday, March 30 - Interview and draft of briefing paper due in class
Monday, April 13 - Briefing paper due in class
Tuesday, May 5 ( 9:00 AM - Noon) - Final examination